The Auditor General, Daniel Yao Domelevo, has directed all public office holders who receive monthly salaries of GHS 3, 727 and above to declare their assets.
Asset declaration is often associated with political appointees but the Auditor General at the 8th annual accountability workshop of the Ghana Audit service, revealed article 286 of the 1992 constitution, mandates that all public office holders above a certain pay grade must declare their assets and liabilities before taking office.
“Any officer in any public office or public institution other than the Armed Forces whose salary is equal to or higher than that of the salary of a Director in the Civil Service is required by Act 550 to declare his or her liabilities and assets. In simple terms, what I am saying is that any public servant whose salary is more than GHS 3, 727 per month is required to declare assets and liabilities,” he stated.
He admonished all public servants to comply with this directive to ensure transparency and public accountability.
Meanwhile Mr Domelevo has also admonished government to review the Internal Audit Act.
The Act was instituted to give the Ghana Audit Service oversight responsibility and to co-ordinate, facilitate and provide quality assurance for internal audit activities within the various Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs).